'Family': Devendra Banhart and other free spirits
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( Lauren Dukoff / Chronicle Books )
Spanning the period from May 2006 until late last year, Family follows Banhart from stages around the world including a headlining gig at Carnegie Hall to private moments writing at his desk and playing guitar on the deck of his Topanga Canyon home, where sketches, lyrics and found art decorate every wall, and the crimson velvet couch was said to have belonged to Jim Morrison.
Wearing sandals, bell-bottom jeans and a vest in one shot, and suspenders and sunny yellow jazz oxfords in another, Banhart also reveals the original fashion sensibility that has inspired international designers such as Roberto Cavalli and Karl Lagerfeld and local names like Trasteverine and South Paradiso.
The style of this musical tribe is captured in the book "Family" by Lauren Dukoff.